The instant matter highlights the delicate balance between security measures and citizens’ rights, emphasizing the importance of lawful and justified actions by authorities in maintaining public order.
Calcutta High Court tasked the respondent authorities with ensuring the safety of participants and passerby on the demonstration dates, preventing untoward incidents or breaches of peace.
Calcutta High Court acknowledged the petitioners’ status as a recognized political party and emphasised the importance of a level playing field for all political outfits.
The Calcutta High Court restricted the number of participants to 60 and directed the police authorities to provide necessary assistance if required.
Calcutta High Court noted the registration of a counter FIR before an FIR about the attacks on Enforcement Directorate officials, casting doubt on police impartiality.
The Calcutta High Court emphasized that no party should engage in political activities or slogans and directed possible videography by police authorities from 06-01-2024 to 07-01-2024.
Emphasising the unfortunate nature of the case, Calcutta High Court urged the petitioner to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
The instant matter involves allegations of police inaction and need for protection of wife of deceased political worker associated with the Indian National Congress following political violence during West Bengal Panchayat Election 2023.
The Calcutta High Court emphasised the need for a level playing field for all organizations, including political entities, in exercising the right to assemble and hold a public meeting.
Calcutta High Court acknowledged the need for certain restrictions to maintain law and order during an international event.
Calcutta High Court emphasised that the declaration of new vacancies should be guided by the interests of the ultimate beneficiaries and the need to ensure efficient operation of the public distribution system.
Calcutta High Court held that the physical possession of the land was not given to the petitioners, and no lease deed was executed in their favor, leading to the conclusion that they were in permissive possession.
Calcutta High Court noted that upon its intervention, the investigating agency had taken appropriate steps in the investigation, including the arrest of some accused and the issuance of warrants against the absconding ones.
Calcutta High Court directed respondent authorities to maintain a sharp vigilant presence at the event to ensure the preservation of peace.
Calcutta High Court held that since the party have been conducting Durga Purja on the said land for so many years, therefore, no question arises of asking for permission from others except BL&LRO.
Calcutta High Court noted that both the petitioner, 600 job aspirants who were denied Group-D appointment despite having meeting required qualifications, and respondent authorities had agreed upon a specific route for the proposed rally/procession on 27.09.2023.
Calcutta High Court held that “no case is made out to seek the exceptional relief of ‘not to take coercive action'.”
Calcutta High Court held that “any further delay in complying with the solemn directions would be absolutely contemptuous.”